War Graves and Memorial Inscriptions

WAR GRAVES.

The following is a list of servicemen’s graves in St Georges, Stalybridge graveyard 

Official war graves

R5       G1                   795076 GUNNER J MADDOCK

                                   ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, 12th APRIL 1919

 

R9       G16                 51711 G. ASHTON 20 Bn. King’s Liverpool Rgt

                                    21st March 1918, age 22.

 

R12     G27                 83398 Driver A. FISH Royal Engineers

         2nd July 1917.

 

R15     G18                 270057 Private A CROPPER

         Manchester regiment, 12th August 1920

 

RB4    G7                   1132602 Flight Sergeant J. HOLLINGSWORTH

                                   Wireless operator/Air gunner Royal Air Force 16th January 1945

 

There are also several headstones containing references to forces personnel who died in conflict

                

                                   

 

R2       G9                   Also of their Son SERGEANT TOM SAXON of the 3rd

                                   King's Own Hussars killed in action in France on

                                   August 10th 1918 aged 29 years.

 

R7       G11                 HAROLD BURGESS, 6th BATT. Loyal North Lancs. Regt., who died

         at hospital Amor Mesopotamia. Oct 11th 1916, in his 30th year.

 

R9      G11               Also DOUGLAS (DAWSON) their Son, killed in action

                                August 1916 aged 18 years.

 

R9      G31              Also of GEORGE HARRY (HALL) their Son who fell in action in

                               France October 7th 1916 aged 34 years.

 

R14    G41               also BORIS BRAMLEY BUCKLEY, son of the above killed in action

                               July 6th 1918 aged 19 years. Buried at PERRES, France.

 

R15     G28             Private JAMES CHRISTIAN B.D.S.M. Killed in action 1914 – 1944

                                   

     Sargent FRANK HARRIS Killed in action 1918 – 1943

 

R16     G8               Pt. JOHN HENRY STEVENS, 1st, 7th The Kings Liverpool Regt.

    killed in action in Belgium 2nd Aug.          1917 aged 27 years,           

 

R22    G42               also their beloved son P.T.E. GEORGE NEVILLE 1st Batt. South

                                Lancs. Reg. killed in action in Normandy 1911- 1944

 

R24   G42               Also JONATHAN (RATCLIFFE) their son killed in France

                               November 20th 1917 aged 27 years

 

RB9   G4                And WILFRED (WARDLE) who died in action in France

                              January 8th 1940 aged 32 years

 

RB9  G10                Cpl. JOHN MURREY, 1st Batn. Irish Guards, killed in Action 

                               Feb.4th 1944 aged 23 years and interred ANZIO, Italy.

 

RB16  G10                Capt. W.H.HARROP, who was killed in action in

                                  France Oct. 9th 1917 aged 36 years

 

RB24 G6                 Also their son THOMAS FLANAGAN, killed in action May 3rd 1944

                                aged 24 years

 

There is also the grave of a Napoleonic War veteran in one of our earliest graves, buried 13/4/1848 under a flat slab now sunk deep and covered over for safety.

R20 G28                    James Dukes Sacred to the memory of JAMES DUKES ESQ. Quartermaster, H.M.89 Regiment

                                   Died Ashton under Lyne 8th April 1848 aged 65 years 5 months

A hard-copy description of our war graves, including many background details of the individual, is available for inspection on request. This information, together with details about other men from Stalybridge, is also available in the research notes of FRANK HARROP in Tameside Local Studies Library.

There are also three War memorials inside St. George's church which include both wars